UNIX for FORTRAN Programmers
By Mike Loukides
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: August 1990
Pages: 264

UNIX for FORTRAN Programmers provides the serious scientific programmer with an introduction to the UNIX operating system and its tools. The intent of the book is to minimize the UNIX entry barrier and to familiarize readers with the most important tools so they can be productive as quickly as possible. UNIX for FORTRAN Programmers shows readers how to do things they're interested in: not just how to use a tool such as make or rcs, but how to use it in program development and how it fits into the toolset as a whole.

The tools discussed include:

  • The FORTRAN compiler (f77).
  • UNIX interactive command languages, or shells (csh for interactive use, sh for shell programming).
  • vi, the standard UNIX editor.
  • Object library management tools (ar and ranlib).
  • The programming environment (I/O, basic system calls, error handling).
  • The adb and dbx debuggers.
  • prof, gprof, time, profiling tools.
  • make, a tool for automating complex compilations.
  • rcs, a source code management system for large projects.
  • Common porting problems.
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